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Real Madrid star Isco is likely to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu next season and will snub Liverpool after the Reds recently approach the Spanish club to secure his services, according to local Spanish reports.

Los Blancos paid around £23m last summer to secure his services as the 22-year-old was considered one of the most promising players in Spain.

However, his future at Carlo Ancelotti's side is under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks following Real Madrid signing of Toni Kroos and also with the expected arrival of Monaco star James Rodriguez to the Champions League winners.

According to the reports, Los Blancos are expected to finalise a deal for the Colombian playmaker in the coming weeks for around £63m – leaving no space at all for Isco in Ancelotti's plans.

Indeed, the 22-yearold Spaniard already struggled to secure regular time last season - even though he can play both in the midfield and in the attack. Ancelotti had the choice of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Luca Modric, Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso in his 4-3-3 formation.

With his chances to play next season expected to come under even further threat with Kroos and Rodriguez a number of big clubs are sniffing round his potential availability.

Manchester City were really close to secure his services last summer as Manuel Pellegrini already coached him at Malaga while AS reports that in the last few weeks Liverpool, Sevilla and Milan have all made approaches to Real Madrid for his services.

However, the Spanish newspaper claims that Isco is not considering a move away and sources close to the player assure "the player will stay at Real Madrid next season", no matter the competition he will face to secure regular football.